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KITCHENER, Ontario (Kyodo) Japanese figure skater Nobunari Oda eased into the men’s main draw of the world junior championships after leading the field in the qualifying round on Wednesday.

National junior champion Oda failed to complete a triple axel but otherwise performed solidly to earn 121.30 points from the judges in qualifying Group A, 11.08 points clear of second-place Patrick Chan of Canada. Japan’s Yasuharu Nanri was seventh in the group.

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